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A study found cruise ship passengers like Rockland, but fewer are destined for the town this year — Midcoast — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

ROCKLAND, Maine — Large cruise ship passengers enjoyed their stops in Rockland during the 2018 season, according to a city-commissioned study released last month.

But only one large liner is expected to dock in Rockland this fall, typically the prime time for cruises with more than 500 passengers in this small coastal city.

The decline in large cruise ship traffic could be a reaction from pushback the industry has received from some locals and city officials who worry this type of tourism isn’t the right fit for Rockland.

“Cruise ships go where they are wanted and…

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